PUBG Performance Optimised With Latest GeForce 388.71 Graphics Card Driver

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Dec 21, 2017 10:00 AM
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A little-known game called PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched in version 1.0 just a few hours ago. And while Bluehole has been busy squeezing umpteen performance tweaks and optimisations in, PUBG is still a fickle beast in terms of performance. Fortunately, Nvidia is here to help with its latest GeForce 388.71 WHQL Game Ready Driver for PUBG.

Team Green claims “our new Game Ready driver, with further optimizations and tweaks, delivering the fastest and smoothest PUBG experience of any platform.” If you’re stacking it up against the Xbox One, the competition isn’t exactly tight though is it.

According to Nvidia, with the new 388.71 GPU driver, it’s now possible to player PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds at over 60 frames per second, on the High graphics preset, at 1080p screen resolution, with a GeForce GTX 1060.

We’ve also got our mitts on the recommended Nvidia GPUs for playing PUBG at 60 FPS. Naturally, if you’re wanting to go for 4K then you’ll need some serious graphics card firepower to back it up.

Screen Resolution Detail Level Nvidia GPU AMD Equivalent
1080p High GeForce GTX 1060 AMD Radeon RX 580
1440p High GeForce GTX 1070 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
4K High GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 CrossFire

Other goodies in this driver release include support for CUDA 9.1 and application SLI profiles for Warframe. And, er, that’s just about everything. One for the hardcore PUBG player then, who’s perhaps after a few more frames in their battle royale of choice.

As always, you can grab the latest driver release directly from Nvidia’s site, or you can just auto-update through your current GeForce Experience installation.

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21:03 Dec-22-2017

I doubt it, but asking is for free: did the new version improve 600 series' peformance too?


EDIT: I don't have the game, I'm just asking because according to some videos my card performs a little bad.

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11:25 Dec-21-2017

I love how they release a driver along with the optimization patch for the game, now which did more job, makes you wonder? XD

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12:50 Dec-21-2017

Update the game and try it out. Then download the new nvidia graph card driver and see. Simple?

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19:39 Dec-21-2017

Yes, but often times games on steam update without you realizing it, or at least I rarely realize when my games update. XD

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20:46 Dec-21-2017

I got more stable FPS in PUBG after that 13GB patch , more smoother transition when entering a new game , but the minimap lags as f*ck ( like its running on 15fps while the game is running on 60 ) and the loading page is loading slower now even though i have the game installed on a SSD but i suspect its because of the new animation

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11:19 Dec-21-2017

have to admit, it does run smoother and playable now. That being said , there still are some random dropping (unknown factor) and stuttering every now and then.

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10:49 Dec-21-2017

even a 1070 should be able to handle 4k 60fps fine in this game, i honestly don't believe the graphics are so impressive to demand such high gpu power

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03:34 Dec-23-2017

thats what im thinking a 1060/rx480 max most games @1440p with 60fps so a 1070 should do alot better, but i wont be playing it anyway

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